Characterization of braided composite aircraft structural components

With the increasing usage of composite in civil aviation, the industry is looking for affordable manufacturing techniques to produce high quality structural components. To achieve this goal, one approach is to use automatized textile techniques to quickly assemble fibre architectures tailored to the application. In this project, braiding is used to construct fuselage frame fibre preforms with variable geometry. The student will participate in the production of the braids using a 144 carrier braiding machine and a robotized gantry system at the Saint-Hyacinthe (Qc) laboratory.

Methods and Practices for Designing EOSID (Engine OutStandard Instrument Departure) in Terrain Airport

In China, there are several airports located in high altitude, mountainous and highly populated cities with many high-rise buildings and man-made obstacles nearby. In order to comply with flight safety regulations, civil aircraft must takeoff and climb-out under the requirements of relevant certification regulations (FAR25, CS25, CCAR25, etc.) and operation regulations (FAR121, JAA-OPS, CCAR121, etc.).

Designing an Autonomous Manipulator Controller for Zero-G Repair Tasks Year Two

Currently, when man-made objects in orbit around the Earth need to be disassembled or repaired, a humancontrolled robotic manipulator is used. The object in question is often not designed to be modified in this manner, and only 1 in 4 human operators at MDA (the partner organization) are able to successfully complete these notoriously challenging tasks. The goal of the proposed project is to design a computer program to learn from the successful human operators with the end result being a novel artificial intelligence that can perform these repairs autonomously, i.e.

Experimental and Numerical Investigations of a Rice Husk Pyrolysis Reactor

A rice husk pyrolysis reactor producing syngas and char was developed by GreenGenTech Energy Inc. (Ottawa, ON) and is currently being built and commercialized in China by a partner company called Ruizhantai. The reactor is fully functional and some sites have been running continuously for two years, although requiring skillful operation during start-up or when agglomeration of husk occurs. Aiming at optimized and more automatically controlled operations, GreenGenTech Energy Inc.

Experimental Development and Design of Low Reynolds Number Airfoils for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) provide a cost-effective and low-risk airborne platform for scientific and surveillance equipment. Due to the variety of instrumentation that they can carry, UAVs have enormous potential for use in a range of commercial and military sectors. However, their small size and low speed brings about aerodynamic challenges that are not present on larger aircraft. The goal of this project is to better understand these unique phenomena at a fundamental level in order to develop practical engineering solutions that will improve performance of UAVs.

Visual Mapping and Monitoring of High Value Resources using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

PrecisionHawk is a company leading the development and application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the mapping, resource management and service industries, particularly in precise, high-density mapping and monitoring of valuable assets and resources. Typically, due to their weight and size, UAVs are used as simple data gathering tools where data is post-processed on high-power hardware. Such practices often conceal issues with coverage and quality, and limits applications of repeat mapping and faster turnaround that are critical to the value this technology provides.

Designing an Autonomous Manipulator Controller for Zero-G Repair Tasks

Currently, when man-made objects in orbit around the Earth need to be disassembled or repaired, a humancontrolled robotic manipulator is used. The object in question is often not designed to be modified in this manner, and only 1 in 4 human operators at MDA (the partner organization) are able to successfully complete these notoriously challenging tasks. The goal of the proposed project is to design a computer program to learn from the successful human operators with the end result being a novel artificial intelligence that can perform these repairs autonomously, i.e.

Strength and durability testing for the doors and drawers of furniture and home appliances

This proposed research aims to test durability of doors of furniture and home appliances as well as drawers of the earlier by using robot manipulator to evaluate the quality and life-cycle of these products. Durability testing allows manufacturers to ensure product quality according to industry standards which gives them competitive edge through value-added brands. It also boosts their confidence on the aptness of their product, which in turn minimizes the chances of returned-products.

Evolving a Sub-Arcsecond Star Tracker

In this project we will evolve the design of the Sinclair Interplanetary (SI) ST-16 small satellite star tracker (SSST). With this redesign we wish to improve the sensor accuracy by an order of magnitude, while maintaining a slew tolerance of up to 1 deg/sec, with >99% availability.. For clarity, in this proposal we will refer to the improved star tracker design as the ST-20. The new design will feature improvements to the sensors optics, sensor processing algorithms, and calibration and focusing procedures.

"Evolving a Sub-Arcsecond Star Tracker Year Two *Renewal, previous title ""Evolving a Sub-Arcsecond Star Tracker"""

In concert with Sinclair Interplanetary (SI), we are proposing a MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship for Mr. Tom Dzamba under the supervision of Prof. John Enright, a researcher at Ryerson University. In the course of this fellowship, Mr. Dzamba will lead the redevelopment of the SI ST-16 star tracker in order to improve its measurement accuracy by a factor of ten. The ST-16 is a small instrument that allows a spacecraft to make precise measurements of its own orientation. Dr. Enright and Mr.

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